ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, November 23, 2016
The Boys JV Basketball Team play Dartmouth High tonight at 8pm in our gym. Come out and help support the team to a victory.
Students – Please be advised that on Friday, the BMO is hosting a tournament and as a result will be closed to the public.
GSA – will meet today at lunch in the Youth Health Centre. Everyone welcome.
Spots are still available for the Cultural Immersion Service trip to the Dominican Republic. See Mrs. Stanley in room 132 for more information.
Winter Coffee House – sign-up sheet is now available by the Cheetah Spot. The event is on Thursday December 15th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. As always the sign-up sheet is first come first serve and we will accepting 15-20 acts depending on the length of the acts. Sign up fast if you want to ensure a spot!
Grad Photos – Appointments can no longer be made on line. Please see the photographer on the 3rd floor if you would like to make an appointment. To those potential grads who have already booked a time, PLEASE keep your appointment or cancel it so the time slot can be given to another student. Note – students who do not wish to order a photo package are not required to pay the $15 sitting fee. It’s important that every potential grad have his/her picture taken for the yearbook. Don’t miss out!!
Upcoming University Visits – Today, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador will be speaking to students during lunch in the Library Quiet Room. Everyone is welcome to come out and learn all about their programs and the magnificent province that is Newfoundland and Labrador.
Grade 12’s – Scholarships- Just a reminder, in addition to checking announcements you can also find information about upcoming scholarships on Twitter and the scholarship bulletin board (outside the guidance office), or you can speak with your guidance counsellor.
The RBC Black History Month Student Essay Competition – DUE: December 9th. Who can apply: Grade 12 students applying to college or university. Essay Topic: Tell us what young people can learn from the achievements and contributions of black Canadians over the past 150 years to help shape the future for generations to come? 30 scholarships, including three Grand Prizes: First Prize: $5,000 scholarship, Second prize: $2,500 scholarships, Third prize: $1,500 scholarship. Go to http://www.rbc.com/essay/ for more information and to submit your essay.
The Peter Kohler Scholarship is awarded to a student who hopes to enter their first year of full-time studies in an Engineering Program at a University in Atlantic Canada in September 2017. This award is open to both graduating high school students, and students from a community college. Applicants will be adjudicated upon the basis of their financial need and their character, with preference given to students who display entrepreneurial spirit. The award is valued at $50,000, distributed over a period of four years – an outstanding opportunity for young Nova Scotian innovators who are facing financial hardship to excel and flourish. The application deadline is November 30th and applications must be submitted through this online form https://www.cognitoforms.com/CFNS1/PeterKohlerScholarshipApplication
Queen’s (university) Chancellor’s Scholarship – Those who were chosen to complete an application to be considered for this nomination, must have the completed applications in to Mrs. Swimm by November 24th at 3:30pm. If you were not approached by Mrs. Swimm you did not meet the criteria. You are welcome to come and talk to Mrs. Swimm should you have any questions or concerns.
Queen’s University Major Admission Awards – Due: December 1st, 2016 – Criteria: Students who demonstrate superior academic ability, creative and original thinking, involvement in school or community activities, and proven leadership qualities can apply for a major admission award at Queen’s university. Financial need is also a consideration for some of their major admission awards. You may apply for one or all of their awards by submitting a single Major Admission Award Application. Go to their website for more information http://www.queensu.ca/studentawards/financial-assistance/admission-scholarships-bursaries-and-awards/major-admission-awards
BURGER KING General Track Scholarship – Due: December 15th, 2016. Available to all high school seniors who meet the criteria below. – Are living in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico – Are graduating high school seniors (U.S. and Puerto Rico), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada – Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent – Plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire 2017-18 academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico